Advanced Searching Worksheet by hcj

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									Advanced Searching Tips: Precise Searching with Boolean
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First Brainstorm Keywords & Subject Terms: Be Creative _____________________ ______________________ ______________________ _____________________ ______________________ ______________________ _____________________ ______________________ ______________________

Boolean Searching: For Precise Searching Examples: (athlete* or steroid*) and (body image or self esteem) Create a search for your topic: ( ________________ or __________________) and (________________ or ________________)

Use

for fewer results

Use

for

more results

denim

eyewear

Denim

eyewear

When combining

and

Use parenthesis to group terms

Now for a real search example

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(levis or denim or blue jeans) and (market share or industry size)


								
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